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FAQs About Protesters

Our top priority is the safety and security of our patients and staff at Planned Parenthood. If you are planning a visit to one of our centers, please see the information below about protesters

What attracts protesters to Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood offers a wide range of reproductive health care for all, including abortion services. Protesters that target our health centers generally do not support safe, legal access to abortion services. This is why they target our health centers for protest locations.

Will there be protesters outside at my next visit?
Occasionally we do have protesters, but not at all of our locations and not at all times of the day. We typically see protesters in the morning hours, on the first Saturday of the month, and on weekends. During these times, you will typically see 2-5 people protesting, however, this can vary by location and time or day.

What can protesters do?
Protesters do have the right to express their views on public sidewalks, they can hold signs, pass out pamphlets, and speak with others. You are allowed to say “no, thank you” or “please, leave me alone” to decline their offer to speak with you. You do not have to take anything from them or speak with them after declining to do so, and they should respect your rights. Legally, they are not allowed to touch you, make threats, block your way to or from the health center or the parking lot, or continue to speak with you or follow you after declining. 

General Safety Tips:

  • Travel with someone, if possible
  • Always have your keys ready before walking to your vehicle
  • Avoid distractions when walking to your vehicle
  • Lock your door and close your windows when you leave your vehicle

Here at Planned Parenthood, we want to ensure you have a safe visit. If you feel your rights were violated or you feel unsafe, please let someone at the health center know or contact the local police department's non-emergency line in your region. This information can be found below with the corresponding health center.

Local Police Department Information

San Diego County:



Police Dept.

Non-Emergency Number


1295 Broadway #201
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Chula Vista Police Department

(619) 691-5151


4305 University Ave #350
San Diego, CA 92105

San Diego Police Department

(619) 531-2000


4575 College Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

San Diego Police Department

(858) 484-3154


1685 E. Main Street #301
El Cajon, CA 92021

El Cajon Police Department

(619) 579-3311


347 W. Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

Escondido Police Department

(760) 839-4722


220 Euclid Ave, Ste. 30
San Diego, CA 92114

San Diego Police Department

(619) 531-2000

First Avenue - Wagner Location

2017 First Avenue #100 San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Police Department

(619) 531-2000


7526 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111P

San Diego Police Department

(858) 484-3154


10717 Camino Ruiz #258
San Diego, CA 92126

San Diego Police Department

(858) 484-3154


4501 Mission Bay Dr. #1C&D
 San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Police Department

(858) 484-3154


1964 Via Centre Drive
Vista, CA 92081

San Diego County Sheriff

(858) 565-5200



Riverside County



Police Dept.

Non-Emergency Number


49111 Hwy 111, Unit 6, Ste. A
Coachella Valley, CA 92236

Riverside Sheriff’s Department

(760) 863-8990


2079 Compton Ave., Ste. 104
Corona, CA 92881

Corona Police Department

(951) 736-2330


12900 Frederick St. Ste. C
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Riverside Sheriff’s Department

(951) 247-8700


71777 San Jacinto Dr. Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Riverside Sheriff’s Department

(760) 863-3215


3772 Tibbetts St.
Riverside, CA 92506

Riverside Police Department

(951) 354-2007



Imperial Valley



Police Dept.

Non-Emergency Number


1463 South 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243

El Centro Police Department

(760) 352-2111




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